There's nothing wrong with trying to make a little profit when selling goods on eBay, but this is outrageous. Remember that mysterious Android MID from this summer that turned out to be the Rockchip concept device that RAmos eventually picked up and called the W7? In China, it's selling for the equivalent of about $190 and $234 for the 8GB and 16GB models. Pretty good, right?
Well, on eBay, there's a seller based in China with 10 RAmos W7s at his disposable who is graciously allowing buyers to skip the bidding wars by accepting a Buy It Now price of $499.99, plus an additional $49.99 for shipping and handling. Yes, $550 for an Android MID powered by a RK2808 chip that's faster than the ARM11 but no match for anything with a Cortex A8 core and lesser spec'd than the cheaper Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet (the 32GB model is $379.99 at Amazon).
The funny thing is that if you scroll down to the bottom of the auction listing, you'll see this in gigantic boldface type:
Suggestions for what bidders should consider when making a Best Offer instead, perhaps?
I know a lot of people were drooling over this device when no one knew anything about it a few months ago—and it's certainly attractive—but would you pay between $300 and $500 to get it knowing that it can be had for only around $200 in China? We all know the import tax is high, but come on!